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Riverside Campground

Tonto National Forest

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Bartlett Dam Rd. Rio Verde, AZ 85263 480-595-3300 602-225-5200 Official Website

GPS: 33.8132, -111.6451

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Overview of Riverside Campground

Number of Sites 12

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 1,607 ft / 489 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 16 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 11/25/2018
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Last reported 11/25/2018
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Coachmen Viking 16FB
7 reviews

Reviewed 4/14/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Riverside campground is near the Bartlett Dam. There are about 12 primitive sites, some have picnic tables. All have fire pits. Vault toilets are available. There is also a dumpster for trash. The sites are in rough shape like boondock sites but cost $10 per night. The drive in is mostly paved until the last few miles which is a maintained gravel road with lots of ruts and bumps. We stayed on a weeknight and there was only one other camper there.

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23 reviews
“Waterfront camping, beautiful views”

Reviewed 11/25/2018

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2
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The drive to this reservoir is stunning and the views only get better once you reach the water. There’s beautiful disbursed camping all along the lakeshore, so there’s no need to go all the way to this specific location. We stayed in the “SB Cove” on the north end and loved it. Camped just a few feet from the water! No issues with sand- everything was well packed.
Lots of flush toilets around since there was a day use area as well, which is nice.
No cell service on the lakeshore because of the mountains around you, but we could pick up a bar of Verizon LTE in a few locations on the road. The marina restaurant also has free WiFi.
Problems- we got a lot of conflicting information about camping costs and what is covered by the National Parks annual pass. Highly recommend stopping at the ranger station on your way in if they’re open.

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Sarah Golden would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets


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